This selection of visionary artists seeks to prompt cross-generational insights into the physicality that underscores the act of artmaking. This animating drive, alongside its archival challenges, is articulated in the shared expressions of these artists. Matthew Barney, Carolee Schneemann, Kazuo Shiraga and Min Tanaka all share impulse for the exploration of sensorial adjustments, performance and radical corporeality with meaningful impact and message. Cultural differences would maybe otherwise divide them, but their relationship and use of art brings them together.
Image: Installation view of Matthew Barney, Carolee Schneemann, Kazuo Shiraga, Min Tanaka at Fergus McCaffrey Tokyo, October 2020. All Artworks © Artists; Photo by Ryuichi Maruo